News of the week of October 30, 2018

Meeting Report

We played:

Philip Sidney portrait

Schedule

We will be meeting as usual next week, contrary to previous
reports.

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.

Two things hospitals do that you would think they wouldn’t

[broken ankle]

I’m not saying there isn’t lots of evidence that many or even
most of the staffs of the hospitals I’ve been in are
intelligent, caring, dedicated people. But these seem like
issues that someone like that would be able to fix.

My most recent stay was overnight after surgery for a broken
ankle, and my previous stays have not involved a lot of bedpans,
but they have all involved surgeons who think they’ve told me
things.

Surgeon’s and communication

This one I’m sure is common, because it’s happened every time
I’ve had general anaesthesia. Apparently, when you’re coming out
of it, there’s a period when you look awake, but you don’t really
remember anything that happens then.

This is when surgeons all come over and tell you how the
surgery went.

The nurses all know about this problem, so if you think of it,
and can ask the nurse who was there when the surgeon told you
stuff, she can tell you what you want to know.

Unfortunately, this most recent time, I didn’t think to ask
until I was in my room, and the nurse there said that she thought
it had gone well, but I’d have to ask the doctor for more
details.

Bedpans

I had to use one all night, because they wouldn’t let me get up
until I was cleared by Physical Therapy.

The bedpans are the right size for someone with a normal
bladder who is evacuating some of what they have drunk. They are
way too small for someone who’s getting iv fluids.

News of the week of October 23, 2017

Meeting report

We played:

Schedule

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come. Contrary to former information, this will probably
also be true on election day, November 6.

Bad news of the week

Broken ankle- Cast detail

I broke my ankle last Wednesday night. I had an operation to
get everything pinned into place on Friday, and
they expect me to recover but I’ll be
non-weightbearing for a couple of months.

News of the week of October 16, 2018

Meeting report

Schedule

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.

A possible exception to the above is November 6, Election Day.
I’ll be working at the polls, and will be unlikely to be able to
participate in the music-makiing part of the evening. But Anne
has offered to open my house up so that other people can meet as
usual. I can probably join for some of the social part of the
evening. The people who were there last Tuesday were divided on
whether they wanted to do that, so if you have a strong opinion
that you’d like and election day meeting, let me know.

Concert

Jean-Fran├žois-Pierre Peyron - Alceste mourante - WGA17394

Not our music, but some of the performers are people who also
play our music, and when this group did the Haydn “Creation” last
spring, it was fun.

Grande
Harmonie
will be playing Gluck’s
“Alceste” with the Harvard University Choir under the
direction of Edward Jones . The performance will take place in
Harvard’s historic Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, and admission is
free! This will happen on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 pm.

News of the week of October 9, 2018

Meeting report

Danse-aveugles-love-bnf-fr-1654-f153r-1466

We played:

Schedule

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.

News of the Week of October 2, 2018

Meeting Report

We played:

Swan sculpture, Worcester - geograph.org.uk - 1145731

Schedule

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.